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Old 02-27-14, 07:46 PM   #26
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My few experiences with machined Chinese product I have come to the conclusion they really DONT know how to do it!

I'm sure your fastener should be 6x1. I bet you can almost turn the tap in by hand. Just turn it in a little at a time and make sure it goes in straight.

Not a hard job. 6x1 is the only tap size I have worn out multiple times. Keeping one around will save you headaches later.

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Tap it already and be done with it.........

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Because that's totally what we were all thinking before the board got asterisk-happy... geez.
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Old 03-14-14, 08:08 AM   #29
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Just an addendum in case anyone else runs into this.

All the holes are now tapped and by all appearances, the manufacturer was just using a very worn tap M6 tap. Ours followed the thread but pulled out a good amount of additional material.

But, in the end, no worries. Just one of those quirks that might crop up when getting these off brand frames.
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Great it all worked out for you!
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If you are thinking bottoming tap, I assume its post mount,
ISO would be fine with a common tapered type tap..
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